A tale of adventure, loyalty, daring escapes, friendship, and honor, Taka-chan and I has it all. One day, Runcible, a Weimeraner, digs a hole from his home on Cape Cod all the way to Japan. There he meets Taka-chan, a little girl imprisoned by a seadragon
who is angry that fishermen like Taka-chan's father no longer make offerings to him. Runcible is determined to free Taka-chan and gladly takes up the dragon's challenge to find the most loyal creature in Japan. Soon Taka-chan and Runcible embark on a trip to Tokyo, where they question everyone they meet, human and animal, to discover the identity of this most loyal being.
Taka-chan and I is in the tradition of The Red Balloon, books that perfectly marry elements of photography and stories that are as thrilling as they are poignant.
"Although best known as an adoption advocate, during the 1960-1980s Lifton wrote more than 20 books for children and young adults, including Return to Hiroshima and A Place Called Hiroshima , which both dealt with the effects of the atomic bomb on children and were created in collaboration with the Japanese photographer, Eikoh Hosoe. While living in Japan during the 1960s with her husband, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, a psychiatrist and author, Lifton wrote books that focused on the Japanese experience. . . . Lifton introduced the American public to Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who is called the Anne Frank of Hiroshima."
- School Library Journal
Binding: Hardback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781590175026 Format: 285mm x 235mm